Until the end of the year, we'll be launching a series of mixtapes capturing a whole bunch of the great Bay Area releases from the past year. We're kicking it off with this look at electronic pop.

As we first observed a little over a year ago, the Bay Area is a fertile place for musicians exploring the wide world of electronic pop. From bands like Exray's, Mwahaha, Melted Toys, and Phantom Kicks, to one-man projects like Speculator, Parentz (a reader informs us Parentz is now a two-person group), Tycho, and Swiftumz, synths played a big role in the sounds emanating from many corners of the Bay this year.

This 90-minute mix captures over twenty Bay Area and Northern California artists who released new records this year, and showcases exciting, envelope-pushing work in a number of diverse sounds. Follow each link to look back at our coverage of Bay Area electronic pop in 2011.

Mixtape: SF Electronic Pop in 2011 (Podcast 264)

Track Listing:

1. Antonionian - "Into The Night"
2. James & Evander - "Constellating"
3. Mi Ami - "Hard Up"
4. Phantom Kicks - "Cut From A Different Clay (Feat. Cameron Spies)"
5. Muscle Drum - "Compromise"
6. Pregnant - "Letter To A Friend"
7. Jib Kidder - "Cruising 1"
8. Raleigh Moncrief - "Cast Out For Days"
9. Speculator - "Jenny Says"
10. Water Borders - "What Wiwant"
11. THEMAYS - "High Noon Walker"
12. 13 & God - "Old Age"
13. Tycho - "Hours"
14. Swiftumz - "Angelita"
15. Melted Toys - "Come On"
16. Parentz - "Big"
17. ChuCha Santamaria Y Usted - "Fiebre Tropical"
18. Giraffage - "LUV"
19. Fops - "Cheater Carolina"
20. Mwahaha - "Rainbow Diamond"
21. Exray's - "Hesitation"
22. Part Time - "I Wanna Take You Out"
23. Magic Touch - "Clubhouse (feat. Honey Owens)"
24. Yalls - "Germs"

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